VANCOUVER, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
("Angiotech") announced that on September 17, 2012, Deutsche Bank
National Trust Company (the "Trustee"), issued notices of redemption on
behalf of Angiotech under the applicable indentures to redeem
$40,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Angiotech's Senior Secured
Floating Rate Notes due 2013 (the "FR Notes", CUSIP Number 034918AH5)
and $22,000 in aggregate principal amount of Angiotech's Senior
Floating Rate Notes due 2013 (the "Old FR Notes", CUSIP Number
034918AF9, and together with the FR Notes, the "Notes"). The
redemption price for the Notes is equal to 100% of principal amount of
the Notes, together with accrued and unpaid interest on the principal
amount of the Notes to, but excluding, the redemption date, which is
October 17, 2012. As of the date hereof, there are approximately $100
million in aggregate principal amount of FR Notes outstanding and
$22,000 in aggregate principal amount of Old FR Notes outstanding.
"Our ability to proactively reduce our outstanding debt is the direct
result of the strong business performance we have achieved during the
first half of 2012," said Thomas Bailey, President and CEO of
Angiotech. "We feel this redemption transaction is a highly prudent
use of our current excess cash resources, and will ultimately allow us
the additional operational flexibility we will need to compete
aggressively in our target markets."
Forward Looking Statements
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historical fact, including without limitation statements containing the
words "believes," "may," "plans," "will," "estimates," "continues,"
"anticipates," "intends," "expects" and similar expressions, constitute
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and constitute
"forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable
securities laws. All such statements are made pursuant to the "safe
harbor" provisions of applicable securities legislation. For a more
thorough discussion of the risks associated with our business, see the
"Risk Factors" section in our annual report for the year ended December
31, 2011 filed with the SEC on March 29, 2012 on Form 10K and our
quarterly report for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 filed with the SEC
on August 14, 2012 on Form 10Q.
Given these uncertainties, assumptions and risk factors, investors are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking
statements. Except as required by law, we disclaim any obligation to
update any such factors or to publicly announce the result of any
revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this
press release to reflect future results, events or developments.
©2012 Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Angiotech develops, manufactures and markets medical device products and
technologies, primarily within the areas of interventional oncology,
wound closure and ophthalmology. Our strategy is to utilize our precision manufacturing capabilities and
our highly targeted sales and marketing capabilities to offer novel or
differentiated medical device products to patients, physicians and
other medical device manufacturers or distributors. For additional
information about Angiotech, please visit our website at www.angiotech.com.
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